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Tag: Jazz

Maceo Parker @ The Markham Jazz Festival (August 16, 2013)

We had a blast groovin’ to Maceo Parker’s phenomenal performance at The Markham Jazz Festival over the weekend! The photos we have here can’t fully reflect just how much fun it was to keep funky with the man who helped James Brown say, “I FEEL GOOD!” Opening for Maceo was Toronto’s gem, Chloe Charles.   … Read More ›

Five Alarm Funk is Funky: Rock the Sky

In a sea of homogenous pop music that blurs together so seamlessly that each new song on the radio seems to blend in with the last, Five Alarm Funk is a beacon of funkadelic light beckoning us to the shore. With multiple melodic horns accompanied by a barrage of percussion driving the band’s one-of-a-kind jazz/salsa/funk/metal… Read More ›

What About Me: 12 Richie Havens Tunes You Should Hear

I know I usually write about prog, but please indulge a momentary lapse so that I might introduce you to (or remind you of, if you are a fellow listener) Mr. Richie Havens. There are few artists out there whose work I have collected over the years who possess an amount of raw soul even close to… Read More ›

CONCERT REVIEW: Phil Dwyer Sextet & Laila Biali @ TD Victoria International JazzFest (June 26, 2012)

This summer’s 28th annual TD Victoria International JazzFest marks the unofficial opening of summer for us rain-weary Victorians.  Hundreds of Canada’s and the world’s greatest jazz musicians converge on Victoria for 10 days of performances and workshops.  Concert venues range from the expensive Royal Theatre to free lunchtime concerts inCentennial Square.  Each year the Alix… Read More ›

PABLO’S RAMBLES ft. Santana & Chicago

Latin-inspired rock by Santana and jazz-influenced rock by Chicago showcase fusion during the classic rock era at its very best. Santana – Abraxas I was blown away by Santana’s debut album, but Abraxas steps it up a notch. Carlos continues that Latin-inspired rock found in the first release that has been his signature ever since, and after 40+ years… Read More ›

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